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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care for Adults at Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Course description

You will work towards the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) which includes: communication, health and safety, role of the care worker, duty of care, equality and diversity, adult safeguarding. You will be able to follow a specific pathway which may include: learning disabilities, dementia, or generic health and social care. Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English if you do not hold the appropriate qualifications already. You will also achieve an award in Employer Rights and Responsibilites and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills along with the Technical Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

To enter the programme you will need a minimum of two GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably in English and Maths. For mature candidates, a good level of initial assessment results is required, E3 and above, if you do not hold maths and English qualifications.


Your progress is monitored and assessments are arranged throughout the course and are usually done on-the-job. Assessment has three aspects which include observation of your actual performance and your knowledge and understanding you display in response to written and/ or spoken questions, and a portfolio of support material which you will build up containing assignments, case studies and testimony evidence through the e-portfolio.

Financial information

While you are on an apprenticeshipyour employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training.

Future opportunities

If you successfully achieve your first apprenticeship we will then discuss with you and your employer about the possibility of your enrolment onto an advanced apprenticeship. This will depend on the opportunities provided for you to progress your career and roles within the workplace.

Further information

On the apprenticeship programme you usually attend college one day a week and spend 30 hours minimum a week working with your employer.A DBS is required before starting the programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle-under-Lyme College directly.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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